CAE Healthcare Basic Lifesaving Manikin Supports Valuable Training
Learning life-saving techniques isn’t limited to medical professionals. Every day, good Samaritans around the world leap to the aid of those in respiratory distress. To be able to save lives when faced with emergency situations, people around the world can use CPR or basic life-saving training. Through a new program among CAE Healthcare and its partners, that training just got a whole lot easier to accomplish, from start-up to certification. The program uses a smart manikin, so learners can practice in a risk-free environment, be evaluated, get Red Cross certified, and be ready when an emergency arises. This HealthySimulation.com article details how the new CAE Healthcare basic lifesaving manikin, which is being offered by HealthStream in healthcare environments, can also be used by others through a complementary American Red Cross Resuscitation Suite curriculum that can also be used for instructorless resuscitation certification.
Through the CAE Healthcare partners, this program expands options for organizations seeking resuscitation training and certification. As an example, HealthStream is one organization offering this basic life-saving program. HealthStream has certified the smart manikin, ensuring its compatibility, security, and interoperability within HealthStream’s growing suite of applications.
“For decades, CAE has been the global leader in high-fidelity simulation training at simulation centers around the globe,” said Jeff Evans, Interim President, CAE Healthcare. “Through these new partnerships, we are further expanding the services we offer. This new manikin and the options it provides will improve resuscitation training where it is most needed. This is one more way CAE Healthcare is helping elevate patient safety and enhance quality of care.”
To obtain a Red Cross certification, a learner must demonstrate that they have both the knowledge and the skills to resuscitate a patient. After completing the knowledge assessment, the learner then progresses to the skills assessment, where a smart manikin is used for the evaluation. Results are measured objectively through technology that is built into the manikin itself and not subject to human error or bias.
When a learner is ready to assess their resuscitation skills, they access the manikin through the relevant learning platform, and the manikin provides the results directly in the platform. If a learner demonstrates the appropriate resuscitation skill level on the manikin, they will automatically earn a certificate from the American Red Cross.
“CAE continues to represent the cutting-edge in simulation technology across multiple industries—and we are pleased they chose HealthStream as their partner for the launch of their exciting, new manikin for healthcare professionals,” said Robert A. Frist, Jr., Chief Executive Officer, HealthStream.
CAE Healthcare and Healthstream are offering demonstrations of this new program. The companies plan to have the first commercial shipment of manikins early in the second quarter of 2023.
More About CAE Healthcare
CAE Healthcare, a division of Canadian-based CAE, is among the world leaders in developing cutting-edge healthcare simulation learning tools for today’s professional healthcare providers. The company strives to deliver educational tools that best help healthcare professionals provide safe high-quality patient care. CAE Healthcare has an extraordinarily vast area of simulated products ranging from manikins, interventional and imaging systems, and AV recording debriefing / Learning Management Systems.
CAE Healthcare has a unique and wide range of manikins for simulation-based medical education including the Human Patient Simulator (HPS), Apollo (pre-hospital and nursing), Ares (emergency medicine simulator), Juno (nursing skills simulator, Lucina (obstetric simulator), Luna (neonatal simulator), and Aria (pediatric simulator). Most of these high-fidelity medical simulation manikins now run on CAE Healthcare’s patented Maestro software. As one of the original innovators of medical simulation technology, CAE Healthcare has continued to innovate new learning products and solutions that support the world’s healthcare industry.
For example, in addition to a wide range of mid- and high-fidelity simulators, they also provide audiovisual debriefing solutions, such as LearningSpace, their learning management system. They also offer a range of interventional simulators, including CAE CathLabVR, as well as the Vimedix ultrasound simulator, which is one of the few ultrasound simulators to use multiplanar reconstruction and 3D/4D scanning.
Lance Baily, BA, EMT-B, is the Founder & CEO of HealthySimulation.com, which he started while serving as the Director of the Nevada System of Higher Education’s Clinical Simulation Center of Las Vegas back in 2010. Lance is also the Founder and acting Advisor to the Board of SimGHOSTS.org, the world’s only non-profit organization dedicated to supporting professionals operating healthcare simulation technologies. His new co-edited Book: “Comprehensive Healthcare Simulation: Operations, Technology, and Innovative Practice” is available now. Lance’s background also includes serving as a Simulation Technology Specialist for the LA Community College District, EMS fire fighting, Hollywood movie production, rescue diving, and global travel. He and his wife Abigail Baily, PhD live in Las Vegas, Nevada with two amazing daughters and two crazy dachshunds.